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This course further develops the math skills taught in "Practical Math 1." Topics include decimals, percentage, ratios, and customary and metric measurements, and the course connects these concepts and skills to daily life. This course allows students to develop the math skills needed for everyday living and further studies.

**Course: MTH-201, Media: B or LP, Lessons: 10**

The Getting Started instructions from the instructor include important information on:

- Instructor introduction and background
- Unique course materials and prerequisites, if any
- Assignment submission information and deadline
- Contact information for questions and concerns

To proceed through the course, the student:

- Reads the Getting Started instructions from the instructor. (separate document for large print and braille users)
- Proceeds to the Overview at the beginning of the course.
- Begins Lesson 1 in the course by reading the lesson introduction, objectives, and key terms, if any.
- Reads the first reading section of the lesson.
- Completes the practice exercise and checks the answers. Practice exercise answers are
**NOT**submitted to the instructor. They are for the student's practice and benefit only - Continues to the next reading section and section review.
- After the last practice exercise, reviews the lesson summary.
- Proceeds to the assignment and completes the assignment independently, free from the assistance of others.
- Submits the assignment to the instructor, following the instructions in the assignment and the Getting Started instructions.
- Begins the next lesson; student does not submit a new assignment, however, until feedback from previous assignment has been received.
- Reviews assignment feedback from the instructor, as well as any supplementary material the instructor may provide.

Each program (ACE, High School) has an expected assignment submission time frame. Refer to the Getting Started instructions for that important information.

Students may contact the instructor at any time in this procedure if they have questions about the material. Instructor contact information is in the Getting Started instructions.

Adult Continuing Education and High School Programs

People use math every day, often without even realizing it. Determining how much liquid a pitcher will hold, figuring out sales tax, and calculating a tip all involve math skills. Occupations ranging from sales to sociology use mathematics, and so do leisure time activities such as music, art, and sports. This course builds on the math knowledge that the student already has. The lessons examine decimals, percents, and both customary and metric measurement. They also introduce ratios and proportions. Moreover, throughout the course, the student has opportunities to apply these topics to real-life situations. The goal of this course is to help the student to continue developing the math skills needed for daily living and further studies.

10 lessons, 10 assignments

Students who successfully complete both "Practical Math 1" and "Practical Math 2" earn 1/2 Carnegie Unit.

Successful completion of the course "Practical Math 1"

Assignments have between 20 and 34 questions, with point values from 1 to 10 points for a total of 100 points each. Assignments are open book and do not need to be completed in one sitting. Students are expected to do their own work, independent of any outside help. Students will need 1 to 3 hours to complete an assignment. You must show your work and computations when solving the problems in your assignments. Also, you are not permitted to use a calculator.

1,000–900 points | A |
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899–800 points | B |

799–700 points | C |

699–600 points | D |

599–0 points | F |

Students are expected to follow Hadley's Student Code of Conduct. Also, by submitting an assignment, students acknowledge that they have completed the work themselves and without plagiarism. Refer to the Student Handbook for the Student Code of Conduct and Hadley's full plagiarism policy. Plagiarism may result in the requirement to redo the assignment, a failing grade on the assignment, or even expulsion from the Hadley Institute.

After completing this course, the student will have the math skills needed for daily living and further studies.

After completing Lesson 1: Decimals, the student will be able to

- define decimals
- read and write decimals
- compare and order decimals
- round decimals

This lesson includes Assignment 1.

After completing Lesson 2: Adding and Subtracting Decimals, the student will be able to

- add decimals
- subtract decimals

This lesson includes Assignment 2.

After completing Lesson 3: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals, the student will be able to

- multiply decimals
- divide decimals

This lesson includes Assignment 3.

After completing Lesson 4: Comparing Decimals and Fractions, the student will be able to

- change decimals to fractions
- change fractions to decimals
- compare decimals and fractions

This lesson includes Assignment 4.

After completing Lesson 5: Percents, the student will be able to

- define percent
- change percents to decimals
- change decimals to percents
- change fractions to percents

This lesson includes Assignment 5.

After completing Lesson 6: Using Percents, the student will be able to find

- the number in a percent problem
- the part
- the whole
- the percent
- the percent increase and decrease

This lesson includes Assignment 6.

After completing Lesson 7: Customary Measurements, the student will be able to

- identify units of length
- add and subtract units of length
- identify units of weight
- add and subtract units of weight
- identify units of capacity
- add and subtract units of capacity

This lesson includes Assignment 7.

After completing Lesson 8: Metric Measurements, the student will be able to

- define the metric system
- convert metric length measurements
- convert metric weight measurements
- convert metric capacity measurements

This lesson includes Assignment 8.

After completing Lesson 9: Time and Temperature, the student will be able to

- change units of time
- calculate elapsed time
- discuss the Fahrenheit temperature scale
- discuss the Celsius temperature scale
- calculate rise and fall of temperature
- convert Fahrenheit temperatures to Celsius temperatures, and vice versa

This lesson includes Assignment 9.

After completing Lesson 10: Ratios and Proportions, the student will be able to

- define ratio
- solve ratio problems
- define proportion
- solve proportion problems

This lesson includes Assignment 10.

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